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Yale Calhoun College Lighting Fixtures Progress

Progress Continues with Yale Calhoun College Lighting Fixtures

Several different lighting fixtures from Yale’s Calhoun College are currently being worked on simultaneously in Grand Light’s restoration shop.

Below you can see a photo from a damaged wall sconce as it was being restored.  The arm was bent so badly that the damaged section needed to be refabricated.  With the damaged area removed, a new metal tube was heated, bent, and then soldered into place.  The arm was then buffed and lacquered along with the other components of the sconce to bring back the fixture’s brilliant shine.

Yale Calhoun College Lighting Restoration

Below is a comparison photo of one of the several mirrored crystal wall sconces that were recently given a complete restoration:

Yale Calhoun College Lighting Restoration

The components of these sconces were dissembled, cleaned, polished, and lacquered. The crystals and mirrors were cleaned, and the sconces were given new candle covers.

Yale Calhoun College Lighting Restoration

In addition to the completion of the sconces, work has continued on the several large two-tier chandeliers that were mentioned in our previous update.  Below you can see one of the chandeliers partially stripped of it’s components, which have been cleaned, buffed, and given a non-yellowing UV resistant lacquer coat.

Yale Calhoun College Lighting Restoration

Pictures of the refinished components:

Yale Calhoun College Lighting Restoration
Yale Calhoun College Lighting Restoration

To read more about this project, please view our previous posts:


About Grand Light:

Grand Light has restored, replicated and manufactured custom lighting fixtures at every scale, including various projects at Yale University, antique pieces from the Lincoln Square Theater in Decatur, IL, The Otesaga Resort and Hotel in Cooperstown, NY, The Shubert Theater in New Haven, CT, and other prestigious projects nation wide.

Grand Light, located at 580 Grand Avenue, New Haven, CT, has been serving the interior and exterior lighting needs of homeowners and professionals for over 70 years.

Call 1-800-922-1469 or email to discuss your restoration or custom lighting needs with a member of our team.

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